Although Google Chrome is just a few years old, it has become the browser of choice for most web developers and designers. Chrome’s browsing speed and the huge list of free ad-ons and extensions available make it hard to beat. Today’s collection focuses on Free Extensions powered and offered by Google Chrome, which are highly helpful for web developers. Please have a look and leave a comment if you know any other useful extension we are missing here.
Being organized is not something creative types are necessarily known for. However, in managing your freelance design business, it’s a must. In fact, with the exception of one or two, every successful freelancer I know (design or otherwise) has this one thing in common. Organization. Of course there are a lot of different ways to organize your projects, clients, potentials, leads, invoices, etc. And none of them is the definitive, “correct way.” However, I’ve found that having a few select tools can go a long way in making the process a lot easier and even enjoyable. So I’ve rounded up a short, but what I hope is a very helpful, list of tools for managing your freelance design business.
Finding stuff to make your life easier is one of our passions. Whether it be freebies like fonts and icons, or tools to help you do your job, we search and find them so you can focus on the important things. For this post, we’ve found some online tools that are useful for design and development tasks, and the best part is…they’re all free to use. (more…)
Compared to the other major web browsers, Google Chrome is still relatively new. However, it’s popularity continues to grow rapidly. Here on WDL, Chrome is the second most used browser by our readers, right behind Firefox. With that in mind, and considering that most of you are web designers or in a related field, we thought it would be a good idea to show you some extensions for Chrome that you might find useful. (more…)
It seems like everybody has a smart phone these days. This means that more and more people are turning to these mobile devices to do things that they would normally do on their desktop or laptop, like checking and sending email and viewing web content. That’s why it’s almost a must now to pay more attention to how your website looks on mobile devices. Yes, this does just add one more thing to the list of ways that web designers have to test their work, but thankfully their are tools out there to make our lives a little bit easier. So here are 7 useful tools for mobile website testing. (more…)
CSS3 continues to gain popularity as we’re seeing it used in more and more websites. However, there are still those out there that are holding out on learning it and using it. This is probably due to the fact that it’s not fully supported yet in all browsers. Nevertheless, if you’re one of those that haven’t started using CSS3 or you’re a CSS3 pro just looking to speed up your work flow, here are six CSS3 tools that you should find useful. (more…)
Choosing a shopping cart can be complicated, leaving you bamboozled by an array of options. A web design agency could suggest Magento, but your friend’s son is adamant PayPal’s cart is the panacea you’ve been looking for. With so many choices, you need to work out which option will cater for the demands of your business today and tomorrow.
Picking any old shopping cart is easy, but finding the right one can be a herculean task. It’s not about finding the best; it’s about finding the one that’s best for you. (more…)
It seems that almost everybody has a cell phone these days, and with the growing adoption of smart phones, more and more people are browsing the internet on their mobile device. Even though some phones, like the iPhone, have browsers that make viewing regular webpages suitable, a mobile version of your website can mean several benefits, like faster load times, and ensuring your content can be viewed on a wider range of phones.
Creating a mobile version of WDL has been on my to-do list for a while now, but yet there is still no mobile version of this site. Sensing that I’ve been putting it off for far too long, I’ve started to do research on the best mobile solution for Web Design Ledger. I’ve found that there are a number of solutions out there that make it easy to go mobile with your website, but here are eleven of the best. (more…)
The iPhone has revolutionized the mobile device, and the App Store has taken it even further. There are literally apps for just about everything. While some of them are for having fun or passing the time, there are many apps that can help us perform serious tasks. There are even apps to help us web designers and developers do our jobs from anywhere. Having the ability to mange a database or update your blog all from your phone can come in handy. Here are 10 super useful iPhone applications to help web designers and developers perform tasks like these. (more…)
Google Chrome is quickly becoming a popular browser due to its speed and now its growing collection of extensions. Extensions are a great way to add functionality that doesn’t come packaged with the browser.
There are extensions for just about everything, but in this post we’re focusing on helping you save time in your everyday tasks. Web workers have to do a lot of little things throughout the day that seem to add up and take up a lot of time. So here are 10 Time Saving Google Chrome Extensions that can hopefully help you streamline your daily work flow. (more…)